Lisbon is full of surprises and is very rich in history. Given its versatility, you have an infinite range of possibilities to spend your free time at your disposal.
Check out the list of the best museums in Lisbon to visit during your stay in the capital of Portugal, in Europe. Enjoy!
Museum 1- National Coach Museum - Belém
Located in the former Royal Palace of Belém, it is one of the most interesting museums to visit in Lisbon.
It has exposed objects dating from the 17th to the 19th century, such as royal carriages, litters, saddles, harnesses, armory uniforms, gala and courting accessories and baby carriages, being the largest collection of its kind in the world.
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm.
Price: The ticket costs 8 euros.
Museum 2- Museum of Art and Architecture of Lisbon – MAAT - Belém
MAAT is one of the most popular places for tourists and Portuguese people alike, whether for its exhibitions, its pleasant location next to the Tagus River, or for being a great place to walk around, due to its structure. MAAT houses three areas: art, architecture and technology. It is one of the must-see museums in Lisbon.
Opening hours: every day from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm except closed Tuesdays.
Price: Around 9 euros.
Museum 3 - Berardo Collection Museum - Belém
If you are a contemporary art lover, a visit to the CCB – Museu Coleção Berardo will be a very enriching experience. This museum was built in Belém, more precisely in the Centro Cultural de Belém.
The Berardo Museum is a harmonious blend of abstract art and “pop art”. It also displays one of José Berardo's private collections.
Hours: every day from 10 am to 7 pm.
Price: The ticket costs 5 euros
Museum 4 - National Tile Museum - Xabregas
The Museu Nacional do Azulejo, in Lisbon, is one of the most important museums in Portugal, for its unique collection, dedicated to the tile, an artistic expression of Portuguese culture, and for the building in which it is housed, the former Convent of Madre de Deus, founded in 1509 by queen D. Leonor.
Monday to Saturday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Price: The ticket costs 5 euros.
Museum 5 - Carmo Archaeological Museum - Chiado
The Carmo Archaeological Museum is located on the site of the ruins left by the 1755 earthquake.
The space is shared with the Association of Portuguese Archaeologists and, of course, it has great finds, including historical and artistic pieces. In it you have access to articles that go back to both prehistory and contemporary times.
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